A Tribute to Gabriel García Márquez
He never made a public appearance in the Netherlands. Even his publishers and translators never met him in private. By attending this unique conversation with his brother and his biographer fans of the late Gabriel García Márquez get the chance to get closer to the great writer. Frénk van der Linden talks to Jaime García Márquez and Gerald Martin in the Central Library in The Hague.
Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014) was one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. He began writing poetry at a young age, became well-known in Colombia as a journalist and hit the literary world top as a novelist. His most famous book is 'One Hundred Years of Solitude', set in the village Macondo, the fictitious setting of his native village Aracataca. García Márquez is the most important representative of magical realism and still determines the character of Latin American literature. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. 'Gabo' came from a middle-class family and was the oldest of twelve children. He was the great example for his younger brother Jaime García Márquez, who knew him like no other. Gerald Martin (literary reviewer and professor of Latin American literature) had numerous personal conversations with the author. He's written the most important biography published about Gabriel García Márquez.
This evening is organised by Writers Unlimited in cooperation with the Centrale Bibliotheek Den Haag, the Embassy of Colombia, Uitgeverij J.M. Meulenhoff and initiator Tim Buendía. Tim Buendía (pseudonym of the Dutch Tim aan 't Goor) has lived in Aracataca since 2008, occupying himself with Marquez's cultural heritage.
Language: English (with a Spanish-English interpreter)
Book sale by Paagman bookshop in the venue.
Centrale Bibliotheek, Spui 68, Studio B (1st floor).
Admission: 10 for members of Bibliotheek Den Haag and 6 voor CJP, students, clients with a Paagman cash register slip and Ooievaarspas.
Please book in advance through the link on top of this page.